Series of letters in which fray Prestamero informs virrey that Croix holds 'religiosos' in low esteem, missions suffering because insufficient funds received by sindicos.

Serial Number
041-05738
Title
Series of letters in which fray Prestamero informs virrey that Croix holds 'religiosos' in low esteem, missions suffering because insufficient funds received by sindicos.
Author(s)
Prestamero, Juan de (Fray)
Bonilla, Antonio
Corvalan, Pedro
and others
Date
08-18-1780
Date
04-01-1781
Documentation
Sonora. August 18, 1780-April 1, 1781. 76p. Letters, oficios. Copies, originals, signed, unsigned.
Summary
Prestamero complains to virrey of Croix's poor estimation and treatment of Religiosos in Sonora, that he lends little moral, financial support to missions' education of Indians. Requests release of additional funding to sindicos so manutencion of missions, missionaries improved. Prestamero informs that many ministros discouraged, planning to leave region due to poverty and thankless conditions. Prestamero states that todo Mi interes consiste en que los Misioneros usen de la limosna. amount of money released to sindicos in 1779 indicated in folios 98-100. Also, in folios 89-91 Corvalan cites complaints lodged by Cuguiarachi Indians against fray Valls who los trato con ultrage y desprecio Hasta el extremo de asirlos de los Cavellos y querer uncirlos a las bestias. (L. Kerr, April 1989)
Persons
Prestamero, Juan (Fray)
Croix, Cavallero de (Comandante General)
Marquez, Jose (Fray)
Buenaventura Solis, Miguel (Secretario)
Bonilla, Antonio
Corvalan, Pedro
Mayorga, Martin de (Virrey)
Escovoza, Santiago
Fajez, Pedro (Capitan)
Merino (Fiscal)
Jordan, Pedro Antonio (Fray)
Fundidor, Angel Nunez (Fray)
Mesia, Fernando
Sales Carrillo, Francisco
Ramirez, Rosario (Indio)
Valls, Lorenzo (Fray)
Velasco Campo, Manuel (Sindico)
Garrigos, Antonio (Fray)
Lopez Murto, Antonio (Fray) (Comisario)
Toysegua, Pablo (Indio)
Aguirre, Francisco Antonio (Indio)
Gonzales Calderon, Jose (Sindico)
Places
Xalisco
Sonora
Guadalaxara
Californias (Misiones)
Pimeria (Misiones)
Arispe
Pitic (Mision)
Cuguiarachi (Mision)
Bocoachi
Chinapa
Ahualulco (Convento)
Coahuila
Buenos Ayres (Provincia)
Horcasitas, San Miguel de
Queretaro, Santa Cruz de (Colegio Apostolico)
Sinaloa
Matape (Mision)
Basaxaca, Santa Maria (Mision)
Arispe (Mision)
Bonamichi (Mision)
Aconti (Mision)
Guasabas (Mision)
Boca de Guachi (Mision)
Arebechi (Mision)
Sucuaripas (Mision)
Onapa (Mision)
Pimeria Alta (Misiones)
San Ygnacio (Mision)
Cocospera (Mision)
Guejabi (Mision)
Bac, San Francisco del (Mision)
Saric, Nuestra Senora de los Dolores del (Mision)
Tubutama, San Pedro de (Mision)
Ati, San Francisco del (Mision)
Caborca, Purisima Concepcion de (Mision)
Pimeria Vaja (Misiones)
Ures, San Miguel de (Mision)
San Jose de Pimas (Mision)
Cucurpe (Mision)
Opodepe, Nuestra Senora de la Asumpcion de (Mision)
Tecoripa, San Francisco del Bac (Mision)
Comuripa (Mision)
Onobas, San Ygnacio (Mision)
Ethnic Groups
Cuguiarachis
Pimas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 258 ff. 063-100 exp. 7
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 258 ff. 063-100 exp. 7
Language
Spanish
Notes
Some margins cut.
Reference Number
25800007
Rights
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